Question: Are you aware of any hotels in the Seattle area (Eastside included) that offer in-house babysitting services? Or an organized kids club, similar to some cruise lines? Thanks so much, Ashley
Answer: While there are no Seattle-area hotels with dedicated in-house childcare services, we can point you to those that are the most child-friendly:
The Four Seasons downtown offers children a welcome gift of milk and cookies on arrival and provides tub toys and kid toiletries in the rooms. They’ve got cribs, and rollaway beds, of course, but also strollers, high chairs, playpens, toys, a kids’ video library, and diapers to loan at no extra charge. There are child menus for both the restaurant and room service, and the chef has been known to even give kids a kitchen tour!
Additionally, all of the Kimpton-brand hotels (particularly, The Alexis, Hotel Monaco, and Hotel Vintage) are known for being extremely child-friendly. They offer child welcome gifts, kid-sized robes, in-room safety kits with things like toilet latches, and extras like strollers Nintendo systems on request.
Both The Four Seasons and all Kimpton Hotels will arrange in-room childcare for you through the hotel concierge. If you’d rather hire your own, I recommend the local child care service, A Nanny for U. They offer temporary child care for visiting families, and all of their babysitters are vetted extremely thoroughly. A similar service is provided through another local nanny service, Annie’s Nannies. Both of these services do require a one-time registration fee.